• Logo
  • SBMUJournals

Qualitative analysis of teeth and evaluation of amalgam elements penetration into dental matrix using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy

Meisam Gazmeh, Maryam Bahreini, Seyed Hassan Tavassoli, Mohammad Asnaashari
226

Views

PDF

Abstract

In this study, laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is used for qualitative analysis of healthy and carious teeth. The technique of laser ablation is receiving increasing attention for applications in dentistry, specifically for the treatment of teeth such as drilling of micro-holes and plaque removal. In the process of ablation a luminous micro-plasma is normally generated which may be exploited for on-line elemental analysis via laser induced breakdown spectroscopy technique. We propose laser induced breakdown spectroscopy as a rapid, in situ and easy method for monitoring drilling process. The results of elemental analysis show the presence of some trace elements in teeth including P, Ca, Mg, Zn, K, Sr, C, Na, H, O and the permeability of some amalgam (teeth filling materials) elements including Hg, Ag, Cu and  Sn into dental matrix. This study address the ability of LIBS in elemental analysis of teeth and its feasibility in acute identification of healthy and carious teeth during drilling process for future clinical applications.


Keywords

laser induced breakdown spectroscopy, drilling, tooth, carious, amalgam

References

Cremers DA, Radziemski LJ. Handbook of Breakdown Spectroscopy, 1th ed. Chichester, wiley. 2006. pp 1-5.

Singh JP, Thakur SN. laser induced break down spectroscopy, 1th ed. New York, Elsevier. 2007. pp 313-314.

Goullé JP, Saussereau E, Mahieu L, Bouige D, Groenwont S, Guerbet M, et al. Application of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry multielement analysis in fingernail and toenail as a biomarker of metal exposure. J Anal Toxicol. 2009; 33(2): 92–8.

Ohgitani S, Fujita T, Fujii Y, Hayashi C, Nishio H. Nail calcium and magnesium content in relation to age and bone mineral density. J Bone Miner Metab. 2005; 23(4): 318–22.

Fell GS, Smith H, Howie RA. Neutron activation analysis for copper in biological material applied to Wilson ’ s disease. J Clin Pathol. 1968; 21(1):8-11.

Baranowska L, Barchański L, Bąk M, Smolec B, Mzyk Z. X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry in Multielemental Analysis of Hair and Teeth. J Environ Stud. 2004; 13(6): 639–46.

Biswas SK, Abdullah M, Akhter S, Tarafdar SA, Khaliquzzaman M, Khan AH. Trace elements in human fingernails: Measurement by proton-induced X-ray emission. J Radioanal Nucl Chem.1983; 1: 111–24.

Rehse SJ, Salimnia H, Miziolek AW. Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS): an overview of recent progress and future potential for biomedical applications. J Med Eng Technol. 2012; 36(2): 77–89.

Singh VK, Rai A. Prospects for laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for biomedical applications: a review. Lasers Med Sci.2011; 26(5): 673–87.

Assion A, Wollenhaupt M, Haag L, Mayorov F, Sarpe-Tudoran C, Winter M, et al. Femtosecond laser-induced-breakdown spectrometry for Ca 2+ analysis of biological samples with high spatial resolution. Appl Phys B Lasers Opt. 2003; 77(4): 391–7.

Abdel-Salam ZA, Nanjing Z, Anglos D, Harith MA. Effect of experimental conditions on surface hardness measurements of calcified tissues via LIBS. Appl Phys B. 2008; 94(1) 141–7.

Baudelet M, Yu J, Bossu M, Jovelet J, Wolf JP, Amodeo Y, et al. Discrimination of microbiological samples using femtosecond laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. Appl Phys Lett. 2006; 89(16): 163903.

Corsi M, Cristoforetti G, Hidalgo M, Legnaioli S, Palleschi V, Salvetti A, et al. Application of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy technique to hair tissue mineral analysis. Appl Opt. 2003. 42(30): 6133–7.

Hosseinimakarem Z, Tavassoli SH. Analysis of human nails by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. J Biomed Opt.2011; 16(5): 057002.

Shadman S, Bahreini M, Tavassoli SH. Comparison between elemental composition of human fingernails of healthy and opium-addicted subjects by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. Appl. Opt. 2012; 51(12): 2004–11.

Bahreini M, Hosseinimakarem Z, Hassan Tavassoli S. A study of association between fingernail elements and osteoporosis by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. J Appl Phys. 2012; 112(5): 054701.

Bahreini M, Tavassoli SH. Possibility of Thyroidism Diagnosis by Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy of Human Fingernail. 2012; 3(3): 127–31.

Bahreini M, Ashrafkhani B, Tavassoli SH. Elemental analysis of fingernail of alcoholic and doping subjects by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. Appl Phys B. 2013; 114(3): 439–47.

Kasem MA, Russo RE, Harith MA. Influence of biological degradation and environmental effects on the interpretation of archeological bone samples with laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. J Anal At Spectrom. 2011; 26(9): 1733.

Samek O, Beddows DCS, Telle HH, Morris GW, Liska M, Kaiser J. Quantitative analysis of trace metal accumulation in teeth using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. 1999; 69(1): 179–82.

Samek O, Liska M, Kaiser J, Beddows DCS, Telle HH, Kukhlevsky SV. Clinical application of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy to the analysis of teeth and dental materials. J Clin Laser Med Surg. 2000; 18(6): 281–9.

Samek O, Beddows DCS, Telle HH, Kaiser J, Liska M, Cáceres JO, et al. Quantitative laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy analysis of calcified tissue samples. 2001; 56(6): 865–75.

Thareja RK, Sharma AK, Shukla S. Spectroscopic investigations of carious tooth decay. Med Eng Phys.2008; 30(9): 1143–8.

Singh VK, Rai AK. Potential of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for the rapid identification of carious teeth. Lasers Med Sci. 2011; 26(3): 307–15.

Hutt L, Zealand N. Spherical indentation of tooth enamel. J Mater Sci. 1981; 16: 2551–6.

Nancy A. Ten Cate's Oral Histology, 8th ed. Elsevier. 2013. p12-63.

Nanci, Ten Cate's Oral Histology, 8th ed. Elsevier. 2013. p 163.

Jack L. Ferracane MS PhD FADM, Materials in Dentistry: Principles and Applications, 2th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2001.pp 119-127.

Samek O, Lika M, Kaiser J, Krzyánek V, Beddows DCS, Belenkevitch A, et al. Laser ablation for mineral analysis in the human body: integration of LIFS with LIBS. Proc. SPIE 3570, Biomedical Sensors, Fibers, and Optical Delivery Systems, 263-71 (January 15, 1999); doi:10.1117/12.336941.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/jlms.v6i2.6439